I am writing in response to the letters in the Gazette recently suggesting that the library be moved from its current location in downtown St. Albert to the location of the recently closed Target store in St. Albert Centre. I believe this to be an absolutely awful idea! Our downtown should be a centre of culture and ideas – a place that attracts folks from all walks of life. What could be more appropriate than our library? We need more downtown features like the Arden theatre, the library and...
Elke Blodgett is lost in time and perspective in the belief that a 90-year-old tree is ancient, and that plants and animals should have the same consideration as humans, in her letter to the editor (Gazette, April 11).
I am writing in response to the Gazette’s April 8, editorial, “Absurd rules put people at risk,” and to your earlier front page article describing some reaction to the province’s safety standards for service providers receiving provincial funding to support people with disabilities.
Here's a novel idea: why don't Mayor Crouse and the councillors pay for their own meals? Other working people do, or better yet, take a bagged lunch! The same goes for blankets, briefcases, and other items.
Council expenses: There is no problem with the review of council expenses by city employees as it usually is the inside employees who know what is working and what is not that causes waste. Their complete review demonstrated the lack of controls in place for this expense line and I wonder how other departments would fair if reviewed for controls, efficiencies or lack thereof, accountability or fraud? Leadership, accountability and transparency flows top down.
The utility bill with the Supplemental Capital Contribution Tax – oops, highway robbery, oops, fee added to it – is an additional $47.62 on my bill. Flat rate charges $84.88. Actual usage cost on bill $91.24. The storm flat rate is $31.58 of the total flat rate. I am still not real clear why we should be paying this.
Many perspectives on the potential closing of Villeneuve Road have been shared, but not many focus on a holistic solution. This road represents different things to each of us: convenience, industry, nature, home and more. We hope that our council weighs each of these in its decision.